At Eastside Primetimers we understand that measuring and managing social impact is about much more than putting in new systems, frameworks and processes. It needs leadership, vision and clear communication.
More and more, not-for-profits are being challenged to evidence – and drive up – the impacts they achieve with their available resources. This challenge looks set to increase as impact investment gathers pace and technology enables new approaches to measurement.
We are pleased to have supported a range of social organisations to strengthen their impact measurement, both as an approved provider for the Impact Readiness Fund and as an integral part of our work on investment readiness and organisational transformation. Our strong pool of senior business and charity professionals means we can draw on expertise covering all the different dimensions of impact measurement, backed by strong knowledge of funder and sector-specific requirements.
What does our service include?
We can support you at any stage of your impact measurement journey. For example, we can help you to:
- Develop a theory of change and prioritise what to measure
- Design and implement a measurement and reporting framework that works across multiple programmes
- Supporting better use of financial information and finance skills in data interpretation to drive performance improvement
- Manage the changes involved in embedding effective use of data
- Tell your ‘social value’ story
What a client says about our impact services
“The results of this social impact work have been very positive. Health for Living has since used all the different elements – the social value statement, the bid credentials (including evidence of impact) and the PBR outcomes/payments template – to help secure new work…Due to commence in January 2015, these contracts are worth £630k per annum for 2 years” – Anna Gillespie, Health for Living
Access Impact Management Programme
Eastside Primetimers is an approved Impact Management Provider for the Access Impact Management Programme, the Growth strand of which is just getting underway. This role builds on our track record of delivering some 40 impact projects in 2016-2017, including as part of the Big Potential programme, and with clients ranging from specialist local charities and foundations to regional/national charities. It means that we are now available to support social ventures seeking funding from the Impact Management Programme Growth strand to improve their impact management systems and processes.
Finding the right technology solution can often be an important part of effective impact management. With this in mind, Eastside Primetimers has partnered with Economic Change CIC, specialists in using Salesforce for impact measurement and management. We know that some ventures already use systems such as Salesforce as part of their customer relationship management, but without optimising its capabilities for impact management purposes. By partnering we can offer a joint impact and system proposition.
Applications for grants in the pilot phase of the £1.8 million Growth strand opened on February 10th. The pilot phase will award up to 10 grants by May 2017, with the full grant application window open from September 2017.
Before applying for a grant, eligible organisations are required to attend a training session delivered by Access partners Impetus-PEF. If you’ve attended an impact management training session, you have until 10 April 2017 to make a grant application.